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Student looks to provide solutions in IT career

Student of the Week: Obed Ozuna

Growing up fostering a strong passion for computers, Obed Ozuna came to South Texas College to learn more about technology.

Ozuna, from Edinburg Texas, says he is motivated and driven to perfect his passion in computers.

“I started with computers after graduating high school,” he said. “I started off with a Computer and Internet Specialist certificate and then went on to pursue a certificate in Computer Maintenance Specialist at STC.”

Ozuna had previous experience performing maintenance on personal computers before coming to STC.

“I used to do pc computer repair. I wanted to see how to fix computers and how everything worked,” said Ozuna. “I learned how to diagnose computers and what leads to problems.”

Currently a student at South Texas College, Ozuna is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Computer and Information Technology (CIT).

“Don’t let anything distract you and don’t let anyone say that you can’t do it. Mind over matter means everything to me.”
Student of the Week Obed Ozuna

The Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree in CIT is designed to prepare students with relevant, technical knowledge of CIT practices. This practice provides solutions for real-world problems in Information Technology. (IT)

“Technology to me is so interesting. I have a computer at home that I took apart because I wanted to see everything a computer consisted of,” Ozuna explained. “After I took the computer apart and put it back together, I wanted to learn more about programming.”

After STC, Ozuna plans to pursue his masters degree in Information Technology either at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or The University of Texas at Austin.

In the future, Ozuna says he wants to pursue a career in database or become an analyst in IT.

“My main field of interest is database management or information security,” said Ozuna. “My goal is to end up working as a database administrator or an information security analyst.”

Ozuna has a message for students trying to complete their goals.

“Don’t let anything distract you and don’t let anyone say that you can’t do it,” expressed Ozuna. “Mind over matter means everything to me.”